The Tamarind Institute unveils a new exhibition titled Garo Antreasian: Innovation In Print on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Tamarind Institute. Dedicated to printmaker Garo Antreasian and his groundbreaking work, the exhibition focuses on his work with Tamarind, including prints made with Tamarind Lithogoraphy Workshop in Los Angeles during its first year. The event, which runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public
The event will explore Antreasian’s contributions to printmaking techniques and standards, his experimentation with commercial materials and methods, and his role as Tamarind’s first technical director. Tracing six decades of work, this exhibition will draw extensively from the Tamarind archive, photographs and letters from this period, and the artist's own writings. Antreasian is integral to the history of Tamarind as an international training ground for printers, and he is central to the story of contemporary art in New Mexico, having established the University of New Mexico as a center of printmaking.
The opening coincides with the beginning of the fall semester and a new class of Tamarind printers. During the run of the exhibition, Tamarind will host a public conversation with Garo Antreasian in the gallery, including a book signing for his recent book, Garo Z. Antreasian: Reflections on Life and Art published by UNM Press. Plans are underway for the artist to return to the workshop once again, to collaborate with Tamarind's new master printer Valpuri Remling.
The Tamarind Institute, which is Tamarind Institute is an internationally recognized fine art lithography workshop affiliated with the College of Fine Arts of The University of New Mexico, is located across from UNM main campus at Central and Stanford, SE.